December Listings of Virtual Tech Events in Ireland and N. Ireland

โ„น๏ธ NOTE: This post is not updated anymore so it doesn't get too long (and arduous to maintain), check here for the latest new live blog for the current month.

You can find archives of previous virtual events at: March to June | July | August | September | October | November

I'll keep track of virtual tech events from October onwards here. This seems to be a norm, so to a point where this live blog is not needed anymore, I'll stop, and will just have them in our monthly Coding Grace newsletter. (Also helps me so I don't double up on the work maintaining the lists on a blog and newsletter).

Let me know either via contact@codinggrace.com or @CodingGrace if you want to include:-

  • a missing upcoming event
  • announcements
  • call to actions / help
  • opportunities / grants

Here's some events and conferences who have adapted to having their events virtually (I'll try and keep this post updated).

Events, Workshops & Conference

Sat Dec 12 - Sat Dec 19 Galway Game Jam 16 - Virtual Jam ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Dec 19, 15:00 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring:ย Free Code Mentoring - Q&A (online) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 23, 11:00 - 13:00 SQL Server & Microsoft Data Platform User Group - Cork: Member Session: 10-minute sessions from our members! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 23, 19:00 - 21:00 Online only Wikipedia Editing evening ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Dec 26, 15:00 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring:ย Free Code Mentoring - Q&A (online) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 30, 19:00 - 21:00 Online only Wikipedia Editing evening ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 31, 19:00 - 21:00 Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Jan 19, 18:30 - 19:30 PyLadies Dublin Jan Meetup - ImagiLabs ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Jan 23, 2021 Python Ireland: Speakers Coaching Session ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Sat Jan 23, 2021 Global Diversity CFP day 2021 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ
Various dates AnitaB.org's Community Events Members of the global AnitaB.org Local community organize events and provide one another with resources to navigate careers in tech. They organize valuable meetups, codeathons, and our one-day HopperX1 events modeled after the Grace Hopper Celebration.
Various dates AnitaB.org's Community Events Members of the global AnitaB.org Local community organize events and provide one another with resources to navigate careers in tech. They organize valuable meetups, codeathons, and our one-day HopperX1 events modeled after the Grace Hopper Celebration.
Various dates Creative Mornings Field Trips

Mostly via Zoom

FieldTrips are meetups to interact, learn and collaborate in an effort to level-up your creative life. Built on top of our 20,000 monthly attendees at CreativeMornings talks, FieldTrips are designed and organized by amazing individuals and organizations from within our community.

Various dates Hackaday's calendar of virtual events and classes
Various dates Women Who Code Remote Events

๐Ÿ” Recurring & โฉ Ongoing Events

[Update] I've split out recurring and ongoing events, hope this helps. ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿ” Every Mon Morning (Started) Mar 30) Women Who Cowork Dublin - Virtual Coworking Coffee ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Via Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/713622343
๐Ÿ” Every Fri evening @ 17:00 (Started Fri Apr 3) Women Who Cowork Dublin - Cocktail o'clock with WomenCo ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Via Zoom - see their meetup page for more info
๐Ÿ” Every Thu @ 19:00 IST ๐Ÿ†• Why R? Webinars This is an online webinar series, see https://twitter.com/whyrconf/ for updates.

โ„น๏ธ More virtual events

๐Ÿ‘‰ There's more virtual conferences listed in the following doc (thanks to the cool women in tech slack group): View live Google Doc

๐Ÿ‘‰ Here's more webinars for Irish Companies & Founders: View calendar (thanks to @g_myaccesshub)

๐Ÿ‘‰ Startup Digest, there's one in a city/town near you: https://www.startupdigest.com/ - Just search for your city name and a calendar of events will pop up.

๐Ÿ’ช Events/Orgs that need your help:

Tech help - Volunteering to assist the elderly

This page gathers details, for the sole purpose of setting up volunteers who wish to assist the elderly, over the telephone, with technical support, during the current Covid-19 crisis.

Should a volunteer request it, their details will immediately be removed from this dataset. The data gathered here will not be forwarded for any other purposes other than that stated above.

Open Source Ventilator Project This group is being formed to evaluate, design, validate, and source the fabrication of open source emergency medical supplies around the world, given a variety of local supply conditions.
Startup Weekend COVID-19 Remote Edition ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Register your interest

๐Ÿ˜“ Cancelled/Postponed events

If there's any cancelled or postponed events, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks in advance.

Cancelled ๐Ÿšซ

UX Belfast Cancelled indefinitely

Postponed ๐Ÿ”ฎ

๐Ÿ†™ Security BSides Dublin 2020 Postponed to SAT MAR 27 2021
๐Ÿ†™ RebelCon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Postponed to FRI JUN 18 - SAT JUN 19
EuroPython Dublin 2021 Physcial EuroPython in Dublin moved to MON JUL 11 - SUN JUL 17 (2022) .
Dublin Maker 2020 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Postponed to Summer 2021. See @DublinMaker on Twitter for latest updates.
ShipItCon ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Postponed to 2021, check website for updates

๐Ÿ†’ Opportunities

TWi And Tech Writers Without Borders And You ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Professional writers are ready to volunteer. TWi and Tech Writers Without Borders are partnering to bring technical writers to your not for profit COVID-19 related projects.
Bank of Ireland provides โ‚ฌ1m in emergency funding for communities impacted by Covid-19 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Funds fast-tracked for projects supporting vulnerable groups with immediate needs.

In partnership with The Community Foundation for Ireland, the Bank is fast tracking โ‚ฌ500,000 of the funds to 13 organisations that are working to support the immediate needs of vulnerable groups across the island of Ireland, north and south.

The remaining โ‚ฌ500,000 is being donated to The Community Foundation for Ireland and the Community Foundation for Northern Irelandโ€™s Covid-19 Funds to help local charities and community organisations assisting vulnerable individuals and groups through this difficult period. The Community Foundations will launch these funds next week.

Bank of Ireland: Begin Together โ€“ helping our communities to thrive ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช The Begin Together Fund provides valuable investment for community initiatives that will make a real difference in towns and villages. We want to get behind those trying to make the lives of others in their communities better by improving their financial, physical and mental wellbeing.
Design and Crafts Council Ireland - Call to Makers to create digital content ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

Design & Crafts Council Ireland (DCCI), supported by Creative Ireland, is commissioning online content that will โ€˜Get Ireland Makingโ€™

DCCI invites applications from clients and member organisations to develop digital content for a series of online activities, video interviews and live classes.

๐Ÿ†• RestartBizMap ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Supported by Technology Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Skillnet Ireland, TechIreland has launched a new initiative called the RestartBizMap. [...] interactive map featuring innovative technology solutions to enable businesses to operate in these disruptive Covid times. The project aims to encourage technology adoption by the industry, promote homegrown tech innovation and connect technology providers to industry sectors: retail, manufacturing and services.
UN Global Call to Creatives For the first time, the UN is launching an Open Brief to Creatives everywhere to help spread public health messages in ways that will be effective, accessible and shareable. Together we can flatten the curve. There is no deadline.

If you have others to share, add them in the comments below... I'll try and update this blog post and will note it for April's newsletter.

๐Ÿค– AOB Events

This section is for any other things that doesn't fit in the categories above, like moving off meetup, and so on.

BelfastFP moving away from Meetup New site: https://belfastfp.github.io/
๐Ÿ†• Mobilize on Hiatus until end of year https://www.meetup.com/mobilizemeetup/
New MongoDB User Group Events site for Dublin ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช On April 28th, 2020, they will no longer run any user groups or events on Meetup. To continue interacting with your user group after that date, you need to create an account on their new platform.
๐Ÿ†• Women Who Co-work Dublin moving away from Meetup to Eventbrite Updates via: https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/women-co-17855424135

๐Ÿค“ Resources for Organisers on organising virtual events

๐Ÿ†• EuroPython: Resources for Virtual Events Info for organisers who can use to host virtual conferences, user group meetings, and sprints! They are offering to share their Zoom Webinar and Pro license to Python events.
Python Software Foundation: Resources for Virtual Events Info for organisers who can use to host virtual conferences, user group meetings, and sprints!
[Eventbrite] Managing Eventbrite virtual events Info for organisers using Eventbrite (due to covid-19)
[Meetup] Hosting an online event on Meetup Because of COVID-19, they temporarily updated their in-person event policy to permit groups to host events online. They have high level pointers to various tools and some tips.
[Zoom] Guide to safely use Zoon (via Silicon Repubic)
[Zoom] Thread about using Zoom safely Many heard of zoombombings and random people joining zoom sessions. This twitter thread has some good tips on running a zoom session (as safely as you can).

๐ŸŒˆ Finally

Let's do our part and make sure help slow down the spread of the virus and protect our community and all those loved ones around us. โค๏ธ


๐Ÿ—„ Past virtual events since last post -

๐Ÿ†™ Moved to the end, as this ARCHIVED events list is getting really long! ๐Ÿ˜†

I've decided to add this section as it might be helpful for others who are looking into running virtual events, and share ideas used.

Archive December events will be placed here.
Tue Dec 1, 19:00 - 21:00 1GAM Galway Meetup! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 2, 17:00 Diversity in Tech Awards: Winners' Webinar: How I Got Here and Where I'm Going. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 2, 17:00 - 18:00 Dublin Unity User Group #27: Creating Ray Traced Scenes in Unity ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 2, 20:00 - 22:00 Drupal Limerick Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 3 WOMEN TECH GLOBAL AWARDS 2020
Thu Dec 3, 11:00 GDG Cloud Dublin: Predict Taxi Fare with a BigQuery ML Forecasting Model ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 3, 12:30 - 14:00 Dublin Tech Talks: Lunch and Learn with Andrson How AI can help artists get their music discovered ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 3, 14:00 Skillnet: Lockdown Your Learnings Autumn / Winter Webinar Series: Enterprise Change and Innovation โ€“ โ€œmust win battlesโ€ for companies seeking value from a digital business model ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 3, 18:00 - 20:00 Silicon Drinkabout Belfast: Startup Community drinks - ONLINE NOW!
Thu Dec 3, 19:00 - 21:00 Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 3, 19:30 IMIRT Best of 2019 Irish Game Awards ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Dec 4, 12:00 - 13:00 SQL Server & Microsoft Data Platform User Group - Cork:ย Azure Data Fundamentals Review - Session 1 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Dec 4, 17:00 to Late Ministry of Testing Belfast:ย HolidayBash
Sat Dec 5, 15:00 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring:ย Free Code Mentoring - Q&A (online) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Dec 7, 19:00 - 21:00 Dublin Data Science:ย Workshop on Probabilistic Graphical Models ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Mon Dec 7, 19:00 - 21:00 December Online C/C++ Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Dec 8, 11:00 - 12:00 Irish Computer Society: Women4IT Free Data Analyst Course ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Dec 8, 11:00 - 12:00 SQL Server & Microsoft Data Platform User Group - Cork:Power BI - Data Model Deployment techniques ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Dec 8, 18:00 - 20:00 Tech Women Dublin: Using Neuroscience to Create Diversity & Inclusion within Tech ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Dec 8, 18:30 - 20:00 Women in Tech Belfast: Survive and Thrive in the New Normal - a Fireside Chat with Women in Tech
Tue Dec 8, 19:00 - 21:00 Cork|Sec 90 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 9, 11:00 - 12:00 Women4IT Free Graphic Designer Course ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 9, 12:00 - 13:00 ICS & BlockW webinar: Blockchain for good: green bonds and climate initiatives based on blockchain ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 9, 12:00 - 13:00 Newry Digital: Clean code and SOLID Principles with Python
Wed Dec 9, 18:30 - 20:30 Python Ireland Meetup ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 9, 19:00 - 21:00 Online Only Craft Night, Knitting, Sewing and Art, Open to All... Online ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 10, 08:00 - 09:00 WWCode Belfast: Bytes n' Brew Online โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ’ป
Thu Dec 10, 14:00 - 15:00 Skillnet: Lockdown Your Learnings Autumn / Winter Webinar Series: Quantum Computing and what it means for you ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 10, 18:00 - 21:00 WWCode Belfast She Rocks Awards with Puppet & Ladies that UX
Fri Dec 11, 09:00 Dogpatch Labs First Fridays ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Fri Dec 11, 12:00 - 12:30 Inclusion in Tech Lunch & Learn: Inclusion In Tech Lunch & Learn: Specialisterne NI
Sat Dec 12, 15:00 - 17:00 Dublin Code Mentoring:ย Free Code Mentoring - Q&A (online) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Tue Dec 15, 19:00 - 20:00 Women Tech Entrepreneurs Series - #HowSheDidIt
Wed Dec 16, 18:00 - 21:00 GDG Dublin: Chrome Dev Summit Extended UK & Ireland
Wed Dec 16, 18:45 - 23:00 The Games Co-op & 1GAM (1 Game a Month) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Wed Dec 16, 19:00 - 21:00 TOG's Christmas Craft Online Show And Tell ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 17, 18:00 - 19:00 Belfast Gophers:ย December 2020
Thu Dec 17, 19:00 - 21:00 Bring Your Laptop, Work on Code, it's TOG's Open Coding Night! - Online Only ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช
Thu Dec 17, 19:30 - 21:00 ๐Ÿ†• 3Dcamp VR - with Cordula Hansen and Camille Donegan ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

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